The best beer bars in Stockholm
Updated 20 Apr 2020
The information in this guide may be affected by covid-19.
Good news, beer lovers: Stockholm's craft-beer scene is as strong as ever. Stockholm houses an abundance of old-school German-style beer houses - or biergartens, sleek beer places, pubs and innovative concepts serving artisanal IPA and craft-beer from trendy microbreweries. Peruse our guide to the best beer bars in Stockholm, sudsy soirees for novices and vets alike.
Man in the MoonTegnérgatan 2C, City/Vasastan
The fact that Ratebeer, the largest beer website in the world, named Man in the Moon Sweden's best beer restaurant gives you a good idea of the standards at this gastropub. They offer some 650 types of beer and some of the bar's 30 taps include their own brews. They also store beers from the Eighties onwards in their own beer cellar.
PressklubbenVasagatan 50, Norrmalm/City
Over 750 kinds of beer
Despite its slightly anonymous exterior, this hidden gem is a mecca for beer enthusiasts. The bar offers an impressive assortment of brew - over 750 kinds to be exact. Feeling peckish? Pressklubben serves a mean burger to wash down all of that artisanal beer.
The Churchill ArmsTulegatan 21, Vasastan
Sink into a leather armchair among bookshelves and booths and soak up the atmosphere at this British pub. The bar stocks 28 kinds of beer on tap and even more by the bottle. They often have beers from exciting guest breweries too, both large and small. Combine your beer with ambitious pub grub.
Nya CarnegiebryggerietLjusslingan 15, Hammarby sjöstad
Modern craft beer brewery
Brewery, bar and restaurant in Hammarby sjöstad. Nya Carnegiebryggeriet is a collaboration between Carlsberg Sverige and Brooklyn Brewery and they brew their own beer here inspired by both old and new beer culture. You can take part in a beer tasting and learn more about the American craft beer tradition.
LådanLuntmakargatan 63, City/Vasastan
Spacious beer hall
Lådan aims to be a laid-back "beer hall" with some 150 covers and tasty fast food. The beers they stock change regularly and you can browse among a range of different craft beers from microbreweries, both Swedish and foreign.
TritoniaStora Nygatan 20, Old Town
Micro and nanobreweries
This "beer workshop" is located next door to its sibling Barrels Burgers & Beer. Tritonia is wholeheartedly dedicated to artisanal craft beer - draft and bottled and pays tribute to century-old craftsmanship with experimental and innovative brew flavour combinations.
BierhausTegnérgatan 10, City/Vasastan
A classic biergarten
Bierhaus fuses 1930's influences with a modern pub setting. German artisanal beer and homemade bratwurst are served in a classic beer hall setting with wooden panelling, communal tables and benches.
The Flying ElkMälartorget 15, Old Town
Focus on Swedish
The Flying Elk has a Nordic theme, which includes their beer menu. The emphasis is on Swedish craft beers served in their bar, Älghjärtat. Come by for a beer tasting, or why not take part in a quiz evening while you enjoy a cold beer?
Omnipollos hattHökens Gata 3, Södermalm
This microbrewery conjures 'fruit taps', 'magic taps', innovative stouts and IPAs as well as other one-of-a-kind creations. In addition to beer, Omnipollos hatt serves some of the best pizzas in the city with experimental toppings.
Sjätte TunnanStora Nygatan 43, Old Town
Mead à la 1435
Hop on a time machine and head back to the Middles Ages. Located on a cobblestone alleyway the restaurant serves traditional Swedish fare reminiscent of the 1400's. Chug a jug of homebrewed mead or enjoy over 100 varieties of bottled and draft beer.
WazaWallingatan 38, Norrmalm/City/Vasastan
Brewery and bar with beer courses
Waza on Norrmalm is a combined restaurant and brewery. Come along and take part in a beer tasting, learn to brew beer or just have a glass. They have an extensive beer list including everything from Waza's own home brews to international brands.
Kelly's Bar & RestaurangFolkungagatan 49, Södermalm
Rock on in Medborgarplatsen
Kelly's feels like a classic pub, albeit heavily influenced by rock music. Enjoy several different kind of beers as you enjoy the party atmosphere that prevails both day and night. Come by with your family or a group of friends.
Ardbeg EmbassyVästerlånggatan 68, Old Town
Ardbeg Embassy has a unique selection of beers and whiskies, with 24 Swedish microbrews and around 300 different single malts. In modern but typical pub surroundings you can have a drink at the bar or order food from the menu which focuses on Swedish flavours and game. They also arrange beer and whisky tastings.
AkkuratHornsgatan 18, Södermalm
For the beer connoisseur
This rustic tavern has appealed to a wide audience sine the 90's and is famous for its extensive beer collection. Akkurat is home to about 200 different types of beer both imported and homebrewed. Additionally 400 malt whiskeys are part of their repertoire.
Katarina ÖlkaféKatarina Bangata 27, Södermalm
Beer and sandwiches East Coast deli-style
This bustling joint pays homage to East Coast delis. Enjoy a classic Reuben sandwich, tuna melt or mac 'n' cheese and wash it down with artisanal beer. The offering includes beer from local breweries such as Sthlm Brewing Co., Fjäderholmarna’s brewery and Södra maltfabriken.
KvarnenTjärhovsgatan 4, Södermalm
Oldie but goodie
Kvarnen is one of the oldest beer halls in the city, dating back to 1908. The rustic venue complete with checked floors, intimate booths and brass lamps exudes a quaint neighbourhood feel. Traditional Swedish fare such as meatballs, herring and black pudding is served as well as bountiful amounts of beer.
Zum FranziskanerSkeppsbron 44, Old Town
A passion for beer
This ancient beer hall on Skeppsbron serves beer from small, independent breweries in both Sweden and Germany. The beer flows along with a passion for the drink; since 2017 the restaurant has been run by Stene Isacsson from the well-respected Akkurat.
"Join the craft beer revolution"
The masterminds behind this innovative concept combined their love of homebrewed artisanal craft beer and dogs. Bring your four-legged friend along for a beer – non-alcoholic doggy beers are also served. The rustic industrial-style décor enhances the relaxed ambiance.
Soldaten ŠvejkÖstgötagatan 35, Södermalm
Czech beer hall
Soldaten Svejk serves Czech draught beer in rustic, Prague-inspired surroundings on Östgötagatan. They're passionate about beer and the knowledgeable staff can recommend beers to suit all tastes. Hearty Czech food such as schnitzel and gulasch is served alongside.
Blå DörrenSödermalmstorg 6, Södermalm
Their own lagers and local beers
In the heart of Södermalmstorg by Slussen you'll find this beer hall which serve their own lager and homemade snaps in uber-classic surroundings. You can also choose from beers from masses of local breweries such as Fjäderholmarnas Bryggeri and Södra Lager (in Södermalm), as well as gluten-free IPA from Slottkällans Bryggeri.